Selena Class

Selena Class – Editor

Highly experienced proofreader and copy-editor of healthcare/biomedical, academic, business and miscellaneous subjects at competitive rates.


Hello! I'm a proofreader and copy-editor with 30 years of experience, specialising in academic, healthcare and business publications, including those written by those who have English as a second language. I'm happy to work using Word, Acrobat or hard copy proofs. I possess a very strong eye for detail and consistency in text, and am familiar with both British and US English.

Although my background is in biomedicine, I am comfortable working on books that cover a variety of subjects, including business, sociology, psychology, current affairs, philosophy, etc. I also possess some knowledge through personal interest in topics including gardening, food and drink, history, genealogy and entertainment, and have no problem working with difficult or sensitive issues.

I became a freelancer in 2015 and have since worked on a range of business-to-business reports, academic theses and papers, annual reports, event programmes and medical communications material, as well as books for some major publishing houses and now a number of interesting books by self-published authors. It's lovely to see a book I've proofread or copy-edited hit the presses and then someone's shelf!
Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Nature
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2015 — Present

Sole trader freelancer proofreader and editor, working on a variety of publications, including academic/text books, event programmes, B2B reports, NGO/charitable publications, annual reports, theses etc.

I.M.S. Health (now IQVIA)

Apr, 1997 — Aug, 2014 (over 17 years)

Involved in the writing and editing of in-depth profiles of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, white papers, journal articles, newsletters and online articles about the pharma industry, including strategy, research and development, finances, diseases, therapy areas, marketing and mergers/acquisitions.

Elsevier Science (Pergamon Press)

Sep, 1989 — Jun, 1996 (over 6 years)

Editor of Current Advances in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, and also worked on immunology/infectious disease and oncology publications.


This book is addressed to everyone who is struggling and experimenting today, to everyone who is a true contemporary of what Stengers dares to call "the intrusion of Gaia," this "nature" that has left behind its traditional role and now has the power to questi... read more
This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that... read more
Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and adaptable systems, using mathematical modelli... read more

Selena has 6 reviews





Jon S.

Jon S.

Mar, 2023

Selena provided an excellent editing service and I would hire hire again.
Allyson C.

Allyson C.

Jan, 2019

Fantastic work and in a timely manner.
Heidi M.

Heidi M.

Apr, 2018

It was a pleasure to deal with Selena, very supportive for first-time writer !!
Selena C.
My pleasure - it was a lovely little project and you have a very professional approach.
Peter S.

Peter S.

Mar, 2018

Selena Class met my expectations. She provided professional high-quality work.
Lisa K.

Lisa K.

Feb, 2018

Selena was wonderful to work with! She responded quickly to my request to edit my manuscript. She was able to start sooner than expected. Her recommendations for changes were easy to understand and really enhanced my manuscript. Any communications I had were addressed quickly. I will definitely request Selena again for my next manuscript!

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